Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
Chapter 1 will introduce the student to a 1962 Post-World War II world. Since much of the novel draws parallels to this time frame, and circumstances arise out of a reverse outcome of the war, it is essential that students have adequate knowledge regarding World War II and its post-war era. The objective of this lesson is to introduce the exposition to the novel by making students familiar with the Axis and Allied powers of WW II and the racist history of both Germany and the United States.
1) Journal: Students will keep a literary journal throughout this unit. Each day, they will write a response to a topic relevant to the section of the novel they are preparing to discuss. Journal Topic #1: When you think of World War II what comes to mind? Are you aware of any negative race-related practices? What of race related situations...
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